News : 2012 : April

Schizophrenia Researcher and Clinician Receives Society’s Highest Honor

Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Division of Psychology, is the first recipient of the Schizophrenia International Research Society’s Outstanding Clinical/Community Research Award, considered the society’s highest honor.

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Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D.

Schizophrenia Researcher and Clinician Receives Society’s Highest Honor

Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Division of Psychology, is the first recipient of the Schizophrenia International Research Society’s Outstanding Clinical/Community Research Award, considered the society’s highest honor.

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Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series

Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was invited to deliver the guest public lecture for the 2011-2012 Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series at Delaware State University’s College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology on the evening of February 28. His topic was “Recognition and Treatment of Depression: Reducing Suicide and Misery in Difficult Times.” He also made a second, more technical and in-depth presentation earlier in the day on the “Neurobiological Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect.”

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Four UM Employees Are Ready to Lead

Four University of Miami employees were honored recently as the first graduating class of the UM Leadership Academy’s Emerging Leader Program, which prepares high-performing employees for the transition to leadership roles. The graduates are Bernice “Jill” Baron, senior auditor in the Department of Internal Audit; Noriece Price, human resources generalist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Audrey McKenzie, a data entry clerk in the Department of Urology; and Issa Rodriguez, senior patient account representative in the Department of Surgery.

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Study Reports Novel Drug Technology That Boosts Therapeutic Proteins

A Miller School-led research team has created a groundbreaking drug technology platform that enables the body to increase its protein levels, a novel invention that potentially could usher in treatment for a wide variety of serious diseases resulting from a lack of specific proteins.

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